Saturday, 27 February 2021

Michell’s February

 Slowly getting through my stitchery.

First elf is done and now onto the second 

Friday, 26 February 2021


 This month I added a cushion to the gift box.
Simple but sweet...

January and February Projects

Hello everyone and thank you for alowing me into the group.

In 2018, I made a couple of reversible scarf bibs for my mother-in-law who was in a nursing home. I thought she could knot it around her neck like a scarf to keep it out of the way of the walker when she went to the dining hall and then pull it down across the front of her shirt to eat. She was very particular about her clothes and her appearance. I tried one out in the car last year when we were on a road trip and found that they weren't quite big enough.

Last month I designed a new pattern and made one scarf bib and this month I made five more. I made these for my mother and her caregiver because they like to eat in their recliners in front of the tv and they eat in the car if they just don't want to cook for themselves.

I think my mother-in-law only used her scarves twice when we took her out to eat, and she made a loop around her neck and pulled the ends through the loop - like in the first picture. After lunch, she took it off and stuffed it in her purse. She refused to eat in the dining hall in the nursing home and once she was confined to bed, she rarely got dressed. I hope the new scarves I made get used.

Friday, 19 February 2021

February's Christmas Project

I'm a little early but we have some travel coming
up and I'm just trying to get some things checked
of the list.  I like to leave with everything done!

One of my goals this year is to use up
all of the triangle trimmings I've saved from
some of my favorite quilt projects.  I've finished
sewing them into HST's--I'm estimating over
2,000 of them!--so it's time to start on some
scrappy mini-quilts.

My first project with them is this little table runner.

9 x 17.5

Having the HST's and the binding (scrap also!) 
ready allowed me to get this whipped up in 
just an hour or so.

The trimmings are from this quilt that I gifted to
my sister's husband several years ago.

I still have lots of coordinating fabric so I want to
get some coasters made and have a nice set
ready to be gifted to them next Christmas.

Getting all of those HSTs sewn up was a bit of
a struggle but it made for good tv-sewing while
we watched football and now that I have all
of these ready to go for playing around with, it
was all very worth it!  I'm excited to see what
other fund and quick minis I can come up with!